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Blue moon


Blue Moon
where there's smoke there's fire

recording date elvis: Thursday 19 august 1954;studio
first release: on audio album elvis presley ( march 1956 )
label: rca victor
catalog number: lpm 1254

originally by: Glen Gray and the Casa Loma Orchestra

recording date: 16 november 1934
lyrics written by: Lorenz Hart
music written by: Richard Rogers
catalognumber: 312
label: decca

The song was written with the title : "The bad in every man" for a movie and recorded in march 1934 by Shirley Ross.
The lyrics were re-written and the song was recorded by

16-11-34 - Casa Loma Orchestra with Glen Gray (Decca 312) = original version;
19-11-34 - Ted Fio Rito & his Orchestra with Muzzi Marcellino (Brunswick 7315);
20-11-34 - Frankie Trumbauer and Band (Victor 24812);
14-12-34 - Florence Richardson & her Orchestra with vocal Jerry Lee (Bluebird 5764);

Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart first wrote the music together with different lyrics in 1933 for use in the film "Hollywood Party" of 1934, where it was to be sung by Jean Harlow as "Prayer," though the song was not used in the film. Shirley Ross used the tune when performing the song "The Bad In Every Man" in the 1934 film "Manhattan Melodrama." After the film, Hart wrote the now familiar "Blue Moon" lyrics and since then the song has been recorded by many artists, the first of whom were Glen Gray and Casa Loma with Kenny Sargent on 16 November 1934 for Decca.

Blue Moon
performed by:
Glen Gray and the Casa loma Orchestra

Blue Moon
performed by: Elvis presley

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